The Centerburg Trojan Boys High School Basketball team eight Seniors on Thursday Night against East Knox and the Trojans didn’t disappoint a large crowd in a 60-41 win. Centerburg 13-7, 9-4, got a pair of first quarter threes and an alley oop dunk in the first quarter to take a 20-13 lead but East Knox hit three treys in the opening period to stay in the game.
The Bulldogs, 3-17, 0-13, allowed the lead to increase slightly in the second period. A three by Centerburg Senior Gunnar Gregory at the 418 mark of the second quarter gave Centerburg a 27-15 lead. Junior Ethan Beckett answered later in the quarter to make it 27-20 Centerburg, but Centerburg got a Ross Ryan lay in to help Centerburg lead at the half 27-21.
The Trojans had a big third quarter to bust the game open. Gunnar Gregory contributed with a three to make it 32-21 at the 610 mark. Ross Ryan made a pair of free throws to give Centerburg a 40-26 lead, East Knox got another bucket to make it 40-28 Centerburg after three.
In the fourth Centerburg got an and one from Ryan as well as a putback. Nate Johnson had a steal and lay in and Chad Montgomery scored a bucket to put Centerburg up 51-28. The Trojans won the game 60-41.
Ross Ryan had 23 points to lead Centerburg, who play at Fredericktown on Saturday. Gunnar Gregory also had 21 points.
Cade Finnell, who played at Mount Vernon High School previously, had 15 points for East Knox.